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I hate being a jerk

I feel like a jerk when I write a negative piece about Birmingham. It pains me to criticize the community I love so much. And it’s particularly hurtful when I get an e-mail from a community leader and friend chastising … Continue reading

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Birmingham is best in the world

Usually when someone makes a brash statement that something is the best in the world, its considered hype or exaggeration. However, we can say with complete confidence that Birmingham has the biggest and best civic clubs on earth. Our Birmingham … Continue reading

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Being Jewish in Birmingham

“I’m Jewish.” There, I said it. This may not seem like a big deal to you, but I’ve never actually said those words publicly to a broad audience.  (Please note I’ve never hidden my Judaism and most of my Christian friends know my religion.) … Continue reading

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What’s killing America is killing Birmingham

On August 5, 2011, Standard & Poor lowered the U.S. debt rating saying, “The downgrade reflects our view that the effectiveness, stability, and predictability of American policymaking and political institutions have weakened at a time of ongoing fiscal and economic … Continue reading

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BBJ Readers support unified metro government–two to one

  I was dumbfounded when I saw the results. The Birmingham Business Journal ran a poll the week of February 29, 2012. Readers were asked, “Would you be in favor of a unified metro area government for Birmingham?” The response … Continue reading

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Four unsettling comments

  The Birmingham News convened a panel of community leaders in April of 2011 to discuss the future of Birmingham.  Included were corporate CEO’s, non-profit professionals, and top political leaders. Each panelist made his/her remarks and then questions or comments were solicited … Continue reading

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